Warm Kale and Parmesan Dip

As elegant as it is easy to make, this gourmet-style dip is party crowd-pleaser. Serve it with pita triangles, crisp crackers or a colorful mixed veggie tray.

Serves: 8Prep: 15 minutesCook: 45 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 5 slices Simple Truth™ Uncured Hickory Smoked Bacon, chopped
  • 1 pound Simple Truth Organic™ Baby Kale, stemmed and finely chopped
  • 1⁄2 medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, cook bacon, stirring often, 6-7 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Reserve one tablespoon of drippings.
  • In the same Dutch oven, sauté kale, onion and garlic in reserved drippings until onion is tender, about 7 minutes. Add wine and cook, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes or until particles loosen from bottom of Dutch oven.
  • In a large bowl, stir together cream cheese and mayonnaise. Stir in cheeses, vinegar and pepper. Add to the kale mixture.
  • Lightly grease 1- to 1½-quart baking dish. Spread mixture in dish and bake for 25-30 minutes or until center is hot and cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes; top with bacon.